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03/20/2014 02:52 pm ET

10 Amazing Westboro Baptist Church Counter Protests That Used Love To Overcome Hate

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With the passing of Wesboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps, reactions are pouring in and range from the vicious to the celebratory to the forgiving. For many, Phelps' passing conjures the pain inflicted by the WBC over the years as it put forth a doctrine of homophobia and condemnation.

Not missing the chance to fight hatred with love, many inspiring advocates of equality have come out over the years to counter-protest the WBC. These peaceful demonstrations show the power of love, compassion and gentle humor to combat the WBC's message of intolerance.

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